Space tourism is no longer a distant dream. Tomorrow, eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson will fly 89 km above Earth aboard the Virgin Galactic aircraft
It is a moment that the mogul has been waiting for for 17 years and which, if successful, could turn astro-tourism into reality next year, at least for the richest of us. The price of a ticket for a 4-minute flight into space is 250 thousand dollars, but there are already over 700 people, including celebrities such as Leonardo di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
An 82-year-old female astronaut will fly into space in a few days
In 11 days, it will be the turn of the richest man on the planet to fly in space. The Blue Origin spacecraft, which will house his brother Jeff Bezos, an anonymous ticket winner and the first female flight instructor in U.S. military history, will fly 100 kilometers above sea level. Wally Funk will fly with New Shepard as an honored guest, according to an Instagram post by Bezos in which he revealed that the woman will join him in this spectacular mission.
Download the Observator News application from Google Play or the App Store and stay up to date with current news from Romania and the world.